Elizabeth Horton-Newton was born in New York City on February 1st, 1953. She attended public schools in Manhattan including the prestigious Hunter College High School. After attending the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University and majoring in Media Arts with an eye toward TV Production she moved to Knoxville, TN where her father was born and raised. Eventually graduating from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses in Psychology and Sociology she continued working in the social work field. She has been active on Governor Bredesen’s Task Force on Families First and has worked with the Knoxville YWCA’s Enough! program on Domestic Violence and the Knoxville Family Justice Center’s Voices program for domestic violence victims and survivors.
Married to author Neil Newton she has 4 children and 5 grandchildren, as well as an array of rescued dogs and cats. Her first novel “View from the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” is based on her firm belief that Lee Harvey Oswald did not assassinate President John Kennedy and feels the assassination was a conspiracy.
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